Don’t Put Your Happiness On Hold

  Quote : Don’t Put Your Happiness On Hold

Happiness On Hold

We convince ourselves that life will be better
after we get married, have a baby, then another.
Then we are frustrated that the kids aren’t old
enough. We’ll be more content when they are. 
(This was not true of me , in fact I savored every moment, but I understand what they are saying.)


   After that, we’re frustrated that we have
teenagers to deal with…
We will certainly be happy when they are out of " that stage ". 

(Those were difficult times, but I loved every moment that mine was home…) 



We  tell  ourselves that our life  will  be  complete  when  our spouse  gets  his  or her act  together.  When  we  get a nicer car, when  we  are  able  to go  on  a nice  vacation,  or  when  we  retire.


The  truth  is,  there’s  no  better time  to be  happy  than  right now.

If  not now, when? 

Your life  will "always " be  filled with  challenges. 
It’s  best  to  admit this  to  yourself  and  decide  to  be  happy anyway.  Happiness  is  the  way.
So, treasure " every " moment ! 
Treasure it more because you
shared it with  with someone special.
Special enough to spend
your time with…
Remember that time
waits for no one. 
So, stop waiting….
–until your car or home is paid off

 –until  you  get a new car or home
–until  your  kids  leave  the  house
–until  you  go back  to  school
–until  you  finish school
–until  you  lose 10 lbs.
–until  you  gain  10 lbs.

 –until you get married–
–until you get a divorce–
–until you have kids–
–until you retire–
–until summer–
–until spring–
–until winter–
–until fall–
–until you die–

There is no better time than " right now "
to be happy.
Happiness is a journey, not a destination !!!

It is also a choice…
 So-work like you don’t " need " money,
Love like you’ve never been hurt,
And dance like no one’s watching

About Ask Marion

I am a babyboomer and empty nester who savors every moment of my past and believes that it is the responsibility of each of us in my generation and Americans in general to make sure that America is as good or even a better place for future generations as it was for us. So far... we haven't done very well!! Favorite Quotes: "The first 50 years are to build and acquire; the second 50 are to leave your legacy"; "Do something that scares you every day!"; "The journey in between what you once were and who you are becoming is where the dance of life really takes place". At age 62 I find myself fighting inoperable uterine Cancer and thanks to the man upstairs and the prayers from so many people including many of my readers from AskMarion and JustOneMorePet... I'm beating it. After losing our business because of the economy and factors related to the re-election of President Obama in 2012 followed by 16-mos of job hunting, my architect-trained husband is working as a trucker and has only been home approximately 5-days a month since I was diagnosed, which has made everything more difficult and often lonely... plus funds are tight. Our family medical deductible is 12K per year for two of us; thank you ObamaCare. But thanks to donations from so many of you, we are making ends meet as I go through treatment while taking care of my father-in-law who is suffering from late stage Alzheimer's and my mother-in-law who suffers from RA and onset dementia as well as hearing loss, for which there are no caretaker funds, as I continue the fight here online to inform and help restore our amazing country. And finally I need to thank a core group of family, friends, and readers... all at a distance, who check in with me regularly. Plus, I must thank my furkids who have not left my side through this fight. You can see them at JustOneMorePet.
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